WTIM: Music around town and all around

Hillbilly Shakespeare will be playing Mikeνs Tavern, Reading.

What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

Local Bands and Venues

25 Apr – Seasons, Emma Cullen at Chaplins the Music Cafι, Spring City (8:00 start)

25 April – Open Mic w/ Cliff Stackonis at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (7:00 start)

25 Apr – Open Mic w/ Dennis”Two Shoes” Schwartz at Good Eatz, West Reading (7:00 start)

26 Apr – Jim Meck at Golden Oaks Golf Club, Fleetwood (6:00 start)

26 Apr – Ken & Rick at THE Sandtrap, Limerick (7:00 start)

26 Apr – Fisheye at Blind Hartmans Tavern, Temple (9:30 start)

26 Apr – Molly Rhythm, Qwirk, Out Came The Baby at Chaplins the Music Cafι, Spring City (8:00 start)

26 Apr – Native Maize, Cattalus at Arnolds Family Fun Center, Oaks (9:00 start)

26 Apr – Flourescent, Dylan Andre at The State Theater, Boyertown (7:00 start)

26 Apr – 3 – D at Rons Crooked Hill Tavern, Pottstown (9:00 start)

26 Apr – Born Crossed Eyed (acoustic) at Grumpys, Allentown

26 Apr – Lights Out at The Greshville Inn, Boyertown (9:00 start)

27 Apr – Hillbilly Shakespeare at Mikes Tavern, Reading (8:00 start)

27 Apr – Rooney Green at The Sandtrap, Limerick (9:00 start)

27 Apr – Steve Walker appearing at the NJ Folk Festival, East Brunswick, NJ

27 Apr – Bringing Nashville North/ Writers in the Round sponsored by Listen Live Music at The Macungie Institute, Macungie (8:00 start)

27 Apr – DJ Gary at the 6th Annual Antique and Classic Car Show and commercial Carnival at Daniel Boone Middle School, Amityville (9am start)

27 Apr – Flagged at Shoey Fire Co, Shoemakersville (10:00 start)

27 Apr – Holy Smoke at Village Tavern, Leesport (10:00 start)

27 Apr – Sounds of the Drifters at Sunnybrook Ballroom, Pottstown (8:00 start)

27 Apr – Sonoma sound, Stu and the Gurus at Chaplins the Music Cafι, Spring City (8:00 start)

27 Apr – Boiled Owls at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (8:30 start)

27 Apr – Dog Bite Money at Arnolds Family Fun Center, Oaks (9:00 start)

27 Apr – Crosstown Transit (Veterans Dance) Mohnton VFW, Mohnton (3pm – 7pm)

27 Apr – Crosstown Transit (Gen Membership Dance) Mohnton VFW, Mohnton (9:00 start)

27 Apr – Jim Meck at Louies Restaurant, Allentown (7:00 start)

27 Apr – Joe Keys & Bill Bower at The Bridge Inn, Pleasentville (7:30 Start)

27 Apr – Egdon Heath at Blind Hartmans Tavern, Temple (9:30 start)

27 Apr – Punk A Billys at Cooper Morgans, Barto (9:00 start)

27 Apr – Boiled Owls at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (8:30 start)

27 Apr – Michael Kropp at The Greshville inn, Boyertown (9:00 start)

27 Apr – Crusty Timebomb at Boyertown Earthday in Boyertown Park, Boyertown (11am – 1pm)

27 Apr – Reluctants at Gear Jammers Saloon, Douglassville (9:00 start)

27 Apr – Side Arm Trio at Tims Ugly Mug, Douglassville (10:00 start)

27 Apr – The Boyertown Area Alumni Marching Unit at Boyertown Jr High West Donald J Kuszyk Auditorium, Boyertown (7:00 start)

28 Apr – Hex Hollow Open stage and Jam at Hex Hollow Music , Barto

28 Apr – Polka Day at Sunnybrook Ballroom, Pottstown (12pm start)

28 Apr – Kendal Conrad at The Greshville Inn, Boyertown (4:00 start)

30 Apr – Born Cross Eyed acoustic at The Funhouse, Bethlehem

1 May – The Legendary Barto Jam at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (7:00 start)

2 May – Open Mic w/Dennis “Two Shoes” Schwartz at Good eatz, West Reading (7:00 start)

2 May – Blues and Jazz Jam at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (7:30 start)

3 May – High Street Band at Sunnybrook Ballroom, Pottstown (8:00 start)

3 May – Gina Sicilia at Chaplins the Music Cafι, Spring City (8:00 start)

3 May – STORM at Bowl Grille, Exeter (10:00 start)

4 May – Slingshot at The Sandtrap, Limerick (9:00 start)

4 May – 40 Below Summer and more at Reverb, Reading (8:00 start)

4 May – Dirk Quinn Band at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (8:30 start)

4 May – 3 – D at Cooper Morgans, Barto (9:00 start)

4 May – Backflash at gear Jammers Saloon, Douglassville (9:00 start)

5 May – Boyertown Idol Tryouts (are back!) – at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown. This tryout is open to all contestants 14 years and older (2pm start)

5 May – Frog Holler at Union Jacks on the Manatawny, Oley (6:00 start)

May day! May day! Yep, here comes May and what a month it’s going to be! It looks like WTIM friend Steve Walker and Born Cross Eyed is challenging Jim Meck to be called the busiest act in Berks County. Great for us! Other WTIM friends playing this time include 3- D, Hillbilly Shakespeare, DJ Gary, Crosstown Transit, STORM and Backflash, not to mention yours truly playing with Crusty Timebomb.

Check it out, Boyertown Idol is BACK! Adam Moyer of Soundfactor Entertainment has sent the details to WTIM, watch for an article in the Boyertown Times the week of 5/2. There are five tryout dates with the finals on June 11. Union Jacks on the Manatawny starts its entertainment schedule on May 5 (Cinco de Mayo!) and their upcoming schedule is a who’s who of local entertainment. Speaking of entertaining don’t forget that Polka day is coming back to Sunnybrook, the crowd is always as entertaining as the bands go there and enjoy the party.

Do you want to see your band or venue listed here at WTIM send and email to tdietterick@journalregister.com with the particulars (at least 2 weeks in advance ) and we’ll get it out there.

26 Apr – Tower of Power, Average White Band at The Keswick Theater

26 Apr – Steve Earle and The Dukes at The Sands Bethlehem

27 Apr – Bobby Ridell, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, The Happenings at The Keswick Theater

27 Apr – Get The Led Out at Penns Peak

27 Apr – The Machine (Pink Floyd tribute) at The Sands Bethlehem

28 Apr – Tedeschi Trucks Band at The Sovereign Performing Arts Center

Tim Dietterick is the circulation manager at Berks Mont Newspapers.

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